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Orders under $100.00, add 24% to your total merchandise for shipping charges. Orders $100.00 and over, add 16%. You will only be charged for the exact amount. Any overage will be refunded or credited to your account. Any shortage will be billed.


Aegean Sponge Company is a family owned (and run) business that was established in the late 40’s. The owner, George Psarras, immigrated to the United States from Lemnos, a small Greek island situated in the north Aegean Sea.

George had three brothers and they all worked together. He and his older brother were captains on the boats while his two younger brothers were divers. Together they would fish for sponges in the Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Seas and later supply these natural sponges to Lemnos, as well as many cities in Greece and other countries throughout Europe.

George, seeking better opportunities for himself and his family, left Greece in the 50’s and came to America. He would have his brothers ship the natural sponges to America, which he began selling across the U.S.A.

Still very active in the business he started, George and his family continue to import natural sponges from Greece, the Bahamas, Florida Keys and Philippines. They also manufacture synthetic/ hydra sponges in Greece, which are then imported and sold across the United States.

Our thanks to Tina Bucuvalas and the City of Tarpon Springs for the photos which they have graciously allow us to use on this website!